David Hertz

Founder and President, Gastromotiva

Social entrepreneur and culinary professor; utilizes the transformative power of food and culinary art to foster inclusive growth and social integration. Through kitchen vocational training, nutritional and sustainable food education, business incubation programmes and the sole creation of opportunities, empowers and inspires socially vulnerable and underprivileged communities such as youth from low-income families, immigrants and prisoners in Latin America. Continuously promotes a social gastronomic movement, through collaboration with chefs and restaurants, government and business leaders. At the same time, encourages and engages the hospitality market, governments and the food industry to become more inclusive and socially responsible to assure the sustainability of food and health system.